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High school student knowingly went to school with COVID-19 because they were asymptomatic and believed they did not have to quarantine 14 days

A high school student in Oklahoma knowingly went to school with COVID-19 because they were asymptomatic, forcing 17 others to quarantine.
Officials at Westmore High School in Moore, a city just south of Oklahoma City, said a student who had tested positive for COVID-19 deliberately attended the first few days of classes. 
Dawn Jones, Moore Public School’s Public Information Office, told KFOR that administrators received an anonymous tip on Thursday. 

When school officials contacted the unidentified student, they said they thought it was okay to return to classes because they had no symptoms.
School officials said a student at Westmoore High School (pictured) in Moore, Oklahoma, knowingly went to classes while infected with COVID-19
School officials said a student at Westmoore High School (pictured) in Moore, Oklahoma, knowingly went to classes while infected with COVID-19
'They were under the understanding that since they were asymptomatic, that they did not need to quarantine for the full 14-day-period,' said Jones.
The parents shared a similar sentiment when asked and said they 'miscalculated' the end of child's quarantine. 
'I don’t know why people do things, why they make certain decisions. What they know to be true and inform us of,' said Jones.
Meanwhile, another student at nearby Moore High School and a baseball coach also tested positive before school began. They're still quarantining.
Several schools nationwide have opened for the school year despite a spike in cases
Several schools nationwide have opened for the school year despite a spike in cases 
A total of 22 students came into close contact with the two infected students and are now self-isolating for 14 days.
'We will do absolutely everything within our power to safeguard and protect our students and our staff,' Jones told KFOR.
Both schools are scheduled to undergo deep cleaning over the weekend and resume classes on Monday.
Oklahoma has recorded 47,700 confirmed infections and just over 650 deaths. Kern County, where Wesmore High School is, has 3,192 cases and 57 deaths.   
A number of schools across the country re-opened for the year amid coronavirus fears. Many scrambled to create feasible school schedules and curriculum that could be taught from home as in-person classes take effect. 
Pictured: Students at Sequoyah High School change classes on the fourth day of the first week of face-to-face school in Cherokee County, Georgia
Pictured: Students at Sequoyah High School change classes on the fourth day of the first week of face-to-face school in Cherokee County, Georgia
Images shared earlier this month showed few students wearing masks in the crowded hallways in North Paulding High School in Georgia
Images shared earlier this month showed few students wearing masks in the crowded hallways in North Paulding High School in Georgia
The Trump administration aggressively pushed for schools to reopen, using it as an apparent sign the country is returning to normal. 
But a number of staff and students have already been forced to quarantine as confirmed cases popped up within the first week of school. 
Most recently, North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, made national headlines when a photo taken by a student showed the hallway packed with teenagers flouting face masks and with no room for social distancing.
As a result, the school reported six students and three staff members had tested positive for COVID-19.  

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